Globe, Ariz. – On Dec. 4, 2012, Udon McSpadden announced that McSpadden Ford, Inc. in Globe would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).
McSpadden Ford, Inc. is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Globe High School. For the 2012-2013 school year, they are helping one local student attend the college of their choice.
To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2013 Scholarship Application at www.ffa.org and take the required Signature Page to McSpadden Ford, Inc. for the dealer endorsement and official dealer code; thus providing FFA members the opportunity to meet and thank the dealer for their support of continuing education.
Ford has committed to a sixteenth year of the Built Ford Tough FFA collegiate scholarship program, which will award $1,000 scholarships to hundreds of FFA members, each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like McSpadden Ford, Inc.
Ford has supported the National FFA since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. The program, equally funded by Ford Motor Company and Ford dealers, has awarded over $7 million in scholarships to FFA members.
“We’re pleased to be able to support the local chapter and Ford Motor Company in its strong commitment to the National FFA,” said Udon McSpadden. “All our previous scholarship recipients tell us how grateful they are for the financial support and how the FFA experience has changed their lives.”
“We want to help these future leaders succeed and become our customers from the start of their careers to the end,” McSpadden said, “just like many of their parents and grandparents.”
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA develops students’ leadership, business skills and community service in preparation for a career in agriculture, which accounts for 1 out of 5 U.S. jobs.